Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

Recent Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

My Five Star was my best friend summer and winter for three years in the Canadian bush. The geologist for whom I worked recommended I buy a Woods 5 Star Arctic bag. I was afraid of being cold. I worked in northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario for three years—summer and winter. I slept in comfort in my Five Star even in summer! We slept in tents and shack tents like prospectors of old. I was young then, in the late '60s and early '70s. I lost my bag and everything else in a tent… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

Worked on the north slope in the sixies and several years after that. Had an eider down bag and when the oil stove quit it sure felt good. Worked all over the north slope and over to Anuvik, Canada. Gary A Wiles, Anchorage, Alaska This was a very heavy bag and was warm at sixty below. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag

A DIY down -40 degree bag can be made for under $100 if secondhand materials are used and purchased at a steep discount. The features can be identical to commercial products of the same temperature rating.                                         Baffle mesh pulled through 8-inch zipper                                     Draft neck collar and zipper draft tube installed            Three sleeping bags partly filled… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag

A good bag for what it says, lofts well, very warm. To Jo Bets, the bag is rated -11° comfort and -19° limit. If you use it at -3° you will sweat, fabrics are only so breathable. I have used it at -13° and found no problems. Get yourself a bag to suit warmer temps, say 2° comfort and -7° limit. I previously had one of their Everest models and 15 years on it's still usable. All in I've been outdooring for over 40 years. For the money it's good. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
The North Face Ibex

Great bag for winter camping used on a mat. My wife and I each purchased an Ibex in the mid 1970s. Have used on many winter backpacking trips in the Smoky Mountains, and many fall and summer backpacking trips as well as wilderness canoe trips in Canada and BWCA, week-long bicycle trips, and fall camping in Wisconsin. Fantastic bags as held up well and are still in use. Have had repairs to zipper (replaced), fabric tears, and need for down replacement all under warranty except need to have bag cleaned. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

This is a serious cold weather bag. I’ve slept in mine in an open lean-to at -45°F and had to get up and take clothes off to cool down. On the heavy side, but this bag is worth it. Only used it a couple of times and now not camping anymore so will soon sell it. If doing serious cold weather camping I wouldn’t touch anything else. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sierra Designs Cloud -30

I have had my -30 Cloud for over 20 years. The newer Clouds have a larger foot, which I like, but my bag has been great winter camping and summer. I unzip it for summer and use it as a cover. In winter it performs excellent. If my current bag wasn't so reliable, I would buy the new Cloud just for the foot space. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 3 Star

I slept in this bag for four months in the Arctic and slept like a baby. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF

Super WARM and very light... I have used this bag down to -15° and have been completely warm and comfortable. I have no doubt it would be OK even down to -25°, and I am a VERY cold sleeper. I usually need a bag that is rated at least 20 deg warmer than claimed, but not with this bag. When it is not too windy I often just sleep in an open lean-to or under a tarp, and am just fine in the middle of winter. The MF shell offers excellent wind and water resistance, zipper works great, there is plenty… Full review

 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ajungilak Goose Bay
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Crosho SL
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20°
$600 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Black Pine Sports Backside Bside 800 Super Down -40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Neosphere -15°
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Kara Koram -30
$799 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -40
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Eider
$669 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Peregrine
$759 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Ptarmigan
$719 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Snow Goose
$869 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Snowy Owl
$999 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Feathered Friends Tern
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Widgeon
$639 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Z -10 Four-Season
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs EPD3
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs XPD3
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Zephyr -15
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20°
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Expedition -5°
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lafuma Logan Expedition
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Aiguille
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Col EQ
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Col MemBrain
$699 - $718
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot CWM Dryloft
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MEC Cygnet -10C
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MEC Swan Super DryLoft
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MEC Swan Super GTX
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #0
$459 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #0
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #1
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger EXP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Moonstone 800 Liberty Ridge
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Designs Serac
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Classic Dragon 1000
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Big Bang SL
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost SL -40
$680 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear King Tut
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Lyell SL -15°
discontinued
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ritter Stormlight
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20°
$610 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
One Planet Dandelion
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
One Planet Winterwarm
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0
$300 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Pneugear Cocoon 4
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
REI Downtime -20
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
REI Kilo Expedition -20
discontinued